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How and Where You Can Pay Qurbani

Allah (SWT) commands the believers to offer Qurbani in the Quran.

“So, pray to your Lord and offer sacrifice (to Him alone).” [108:2]


Qurbani is a highly virtuous act of worship. The story of Qurbani dates back to the time of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) who offered his son’s sacrifice for the sake of Allah (SWT). In recognition of his submission to Allah (SWT), Muslims sacrifice an animal during the days of Eid-al-Adha. The Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW) also confirms the importance of Qurbani in the month of Dhul Hijjah. According to sound reports, the Prophet (SAW) always performed Qurbani during his time in Madina. Furthermore, he sacrificed an additional animal on behalf of the Ummah. At the time of the farewell Hajj, the Prophet (SAW) offered the sacrifice of 100 camels.

The distinguished example of the Prophet (SAW) highlights the significance of Qurbani. According to a report, the Prophet (SAW) criticised those who do not participate in the offering of Eid-al-Adha despite financial stability.

“Whoever can afford it but does not offer a sacrifice, let him not come near our prayer-place.”


The Significance of Intention

It is important to form an intention of offering a sacrifice for the sake of Allah (SWT). This has been emphasised in the Quran in the following words.

“Say, ‘My prayer, my offering, my life and my death are for Allah, the Lord of all the worlds’.” [6:162]


Another verse mentions the condition of reciting Allah’s (SWT) name before slaughter.

“For every Ummah (religious community) We prescribed the act of sacrifice, so that they recite Allah’s name over the provision He gave them from the cattle. So, your God is One God. Therefore, to Him alone you must submit. And give good news to those who turn to Him with humbleness.” [Al-Quran 22:34]


When to Pay for Qurbani

The time to pay for Qurbani is before Eid-al-Adha. Qurbani payments can be made during the month of Dhul Hijjah or earlier than that. It is a good idea to arrange your Qurbani beforehand in order for it to take place on time and benefit those in need. Orphans in Need is offering the cheapest qurbani option currently, with our great value Qurbani available for just £25. Arrange your Qurbani with us and save yourself the trouble of potential financial strain.

The time of the sacrifice begins on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, which is the first day of Eid-al-Adha and lasts until the 12th of the holy month. With Orphans in Need, you can pay for Qurbani online. Our team will ensure your sacrifice is offered on time and in accordance with the prescribed rules.

Who Has to Pay Qurbani Donations?

The person offering the sacrifice is the one who pays the Qurbani price. Qurbani must be made by all adult Muslims with independent financial means to support themselves. According to the rulings of Hanafi madhab, Qurbani is compulsory on all Muslims who can afford to do so.

Currently, it is straightforward to pay for Qurbani. You can pay money to a charitable organisation that will sacrifice an animal on your behalf and distribute its meat to those in need.

How Much Do You Pay for Qurbani?

The price of your Qurbani depends on the animal you select and the country where the Qurbani will be offered. A whole animal, such as a goat or a sheep, is normally more expensive than a share in a large animal – which comprises seven shares. Besides this, the number of shares you buy also affects the price of your Qurbani. An additional Qurbani share will enhance your payment and bring increased reward in return.

The rules around Qurbani portions state that a small animal consists of one Qurbani share, which is sufficient for just one person and his family. Two people of different households cannot share a goat or a sheep because it holds one portion only. A large animal, such as a cow or a camel, contains seven portions and can be shared by seven different individuals.

How to Pay Qurbani Payments

Qurbani payments can be made in many ways, depending on how you are offering sacrifice. Those who buy sacrificial animals themselves pay the value to the retailer involved. However, due to laws around slaughter, many individuals give their Qurbani to charitable organisations. In that case, they can pay for their Qurbani online from the comfort of their home.

Orphans in Need has simplified the process of Qurbani for you. As a charity operating globally to support the orphans and the widows, we use your donations where they are needed most. Our teams will ensure the timely delivery of meat to needy families. Apart from that, our Food Parcel Appeal and Eid Meals Packages ensure no one goes hungry this Ed-al-Adha. Donate your sacrifice to Orphans in Need to help those in desperate need of support this year.